investor-state disputes | ISDS
27-Feb-2015 La Croix Alors que l’Organisation mondiale de la santé célèbre vendredi 27 février les dix ans de la Convention-cadre pour la lutte antitabac, l’Uruguay, pionnier dans ce combat, fait l’objet d’une plainte déposée il y a cinq ans par le cigarettier Philip Morris.
The leaked EU-Canada trade agreement contains a controversial chapter on investor-state disputes settlement that is substantially unchanged from previous drafts that were used as a basis for the EU’s recently held public consultation.
La empresa dijo que aunque mantiene su compromiso de continuar las negociaciones con el Gobierno peruano para buscar una “solución amistosa”, es necesario iniciar un arbitraje para preservar los derechos de Bear Creek en el marco del Tratado de Libre Comercio (TLC) entre Canadá y Perú.
Australia Fair Trade and Invesment Network’s Convener, Dr Patricia Ranald, gave evidence to the Senate Committee for Foreign Affairs Defense & Trade on the 6th August 2014 about the dangers of investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) in trade agreements.
12-Aug-2014 PR Newswire
Canadian company Bear Creek Mining announces that it intends to commence an arbitration proceeding against the government of Peru under the Canada-Peru FTA.
8-Aug-2014 The Guardian
More than two-thirds of voters in 13 battleground constituencies want to see the NHS safeguarded from a new trade deal that critics say threatens to make the privatisation of UK health services permanent.
Despite the failure of the OECD’s MAI negotiations and the lack of agreement to put investment on the WTO’s negotiating agenda, the major source countries of FDI will eventually get close to their objective of a comprehensive web of investment agreements with increasingly stricter investment provisions with those developing countries that compete with each other as hosts of their FDI.
The US Trade Representative Michael Froman argues for comprehensive trade and investment strategy – read possibly in the future, negotiate reciprocal trade agreements, à la EU-Africa Economic Partnership Agreements (EPAs) but with more binding investment clauses to protect the interests of US businessmen.
4-Aug-2014 The Star
From a Canadian perspective, the Eli Lilly case has provided a powerful reminder that the risks associated with ISDS may outweigh the benefits with legal cases that can take decades to resolve.
The UK-Colombia Bilateral Investment Treaty that was ratified by the House of Commons on 10 July 2014 poses grave risks to the achievement of human rights and the successful implementation of agreements currently being made in the peace dialogues between the FARC guerrilla and the Colombian Government in Havana.
31-Jul-2014 No al TTIP
Esquiva las preguntas de Amaiur sobre el TTIP y el mecanismo que permite a las multinacionales demandar a estados si sus inversiones se ven afectadas. "Si la información fuera de conocimiento público crearía un gran debate ciudadano, y el Gobierno quiere evitarlo a toda costa", asegura la formación
On 28 July 2014, an international arbitration tribunal announced that Russia must pay $50.02 billion in damages to former shareholders of the now defunct oil giant, Yukos Oil Company. Analysis by Kavaljit Singh.
The German ministry of the economy has clarified its position on the Canada-EU trade agreement (CETA), saying it will “meticulously” examine the agreement as soon as it’s on the table, Agence France Presse reported Monday.
26-Jul-2014 La Presse Canadienne
L’Allemagne serait sur le point de rejeter l’accord de libre-échange conclu entre le Canada et l’Union européenne l’an dernier, a révélé samedi le Sueddeutsche Zeitung.
Germany is to reject a multi-billion free trade deal between the European Union and Canada which is widely seen as a template for a bigger agreement with the United States, a leading German paper reported on Saturday.
Lancée en mars, la consultation publique de la Commission européenne sur le Partenariat transatlantique pour le commerce et l’investissement (TTIP) a recueilli environ 150 000 réponses. Un record de mobilisation citoyenne.
About 150,000 people have responded to the European Commission’s online consultation on the controversial investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) clause in the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP).
The end of the Canada-EU trade agreement (CETA) technical negotiations are “in sight” and the deal should be initialed in time for a late September bilateral summit in Ottawa, EU Trade Commissioner Karel De Gucht said Tuesday.
22-Jul-2014 CR Hoy
El país deberá enfrentar un nuevo proceso de demanda ante el Centro Internacional de Arreglo de Diferencias Relativas a Inversiones (Ciadi). Ahora fue un grupo de inversionistas estadounidenses el que activó la solicitud en esa sede internacional del Banco Mundial.
22-Jul-2014 TDM Special Issue on "Arbitration in the Middle East - Expectations and Challenges for the Future"
The volume of international business either in the Middle East or with a Middle Eastern element is increasing and many of the contracts being used provide for arbitration. While arbitration ("tahkim" in Arabic) has long-standing religious and cultural roots in the Middle East, there are a number of differences and tensions between the Western perception of arbitration and certain Islamic legal principles.
121 scholars speak out against planned investor-state arbitration provisions in the US-EU TTIP, modeled on the Canada-EU CETA
A group of 121 academic experts has spoken out against planned provisions on investor-state arbitration in the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership.